National Peacekeepers Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony in Esquimalt on August 9
The 48th anniversary of the downing of a United Nations plane and the resulting deaths of nine Canadian Armed Forces members will be marked on August 9 in Esquimalt with a parade and ceremony in Memorial Park.
National Peacekeepers Day commemorates individuals and others who have died supporting the UN or other peacekeeping operations around the world.
Parade participants will parade from the Tudor House Liquor Store on Admirals and Esquimalt Roads to Memorial Park across from the Municipal Hall, beginning just after 7 p.m., with the ceremony starting around 7:30 p.m.
As part of the ceremony, a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from 443 Squadron will fly over the park area and Esquimalt.
Road closures will be in effect to accommodate the event. From approximately 7:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m., Admirals Road will be closed between Lyall Street and Esquimalt Road, and Esquimalt Road will be closed between Admirals Street and Fraser Street.
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